Please see Father Mark’s letter about the services and the precautions being taken. We will be celebrating St Giles Day on 30th August and we hope to be able to have a glass of wine afterwards, even if it involves remaining seated in our seats, socially distanced. We will of course be following ‘rules’ but hope to do this in as relaxed a manner as possible, so that we all feel comfortable.
After discussion, the PCC have decided to make the minutes of meetings publicly available. They may be published in the parish magazine, on the parish website and on the church notice board.
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Public services restarted in July. Please see the link here, to a letter from Father Mark about services and the precautions being taken. As of the beginning of August, we now have organ music and some limited bell ringing. A copy of the draft risk assessment document can be seen here. Normal services times remain on the calendar if you wish to pray at those times. Follow our Facebook page for the most up to date information.
There has been a church on this spot since at least the middle of the twelfth century.
The church was substantially rebuilt in Victorian times, although parts of the former buildings remain, including the twelfth century font and fifteenth century tower. Here people down the generations have come to seek the deep peace of God.
As the congregation at St Giles, we try to combine traditional and modern forms of worship. We aim to make the gospel available to contemporary society whilst being aware of the ancient traditions of the Christian faith. A warm welcome awaits anyone who wishes to use the church and what it has to offer. We are delighted when families from the community and beyond come to Saint Giles for weddings and baptisms.
The church is open most days for those who wish to pray, enjoy the silence or look around our beautiful building. If you are travelling from a distance, it is wise to make sure before hand that the church is open on the particular day you intend visiting.
Our worship centres on the Sung Eucharist at 9.30am every Sunday Morning, where all ages are welcome and there is a Sunday Club for children. There are a number of other forms of worship: a regular contemplative service with silence, music and readings called Breathing Space; a healing service; regular weekday celebrations of Holy Communion; traditional evensong and Stations of the Cross.
On the third Wednesday of each month at 3.30pm, children and their families enjoy an activity and story session with tea in the Fun Club. We also have a number of social events.
We share our Rector with the parish of Dethick, Lea and Holloway and we have a good working relationship with the churches of that parish, attending each other’s services and supporting each other.
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